Welcome to the website of Karmapa Documentary Project.

We have been documenting life of Thaye Dorje, the 17th Karmapa since 1994. KDP is a non profit organization, based on volunteer work. We introduce reports and articles from vast activities of the 17th Karmapa as well as present Karmapa gallery from all major events from Karmapa’s Life.


Kagyu Monlam 2019 dates and streaming announced

1st day of the Kagyu Monlam. First arrival of HH Gylwa Karmapa and his wife Sangyumla. Prayers under the bodhi tree

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, will lead the 2019 Kagyu Monlam, which will take place from 15-21 December 2019. Karmapa will lead prayers for the benefit of all sentient beings, and will be joined by thousands of students, nuns, monks and other venerables at the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India. The […]

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06.08.2019, Germany

Karmapa bids farewell to the Europe Center


Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and family stayed an extra day at the Summer Course at the Europe Center in Immenstadt, Germany. All of the students were joyful to be given this gift of extra time with Karmapa. Karmapa spent more private time with Lama Ole. He was also able to enjoy some […]

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04.08.2019, Germany

Days two and three of Karmapa at the Europe Center


Following the welcome ceremony for Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and his son Thugseyla, the next day’s teaching at the Europe Center Summer Course in Immenstadt was keenly anticipated. Karmapa said that although it often seems as though the times that we are living in are getting more and more difficult, in […]

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Words of Wisdom
I will make wishes and aspirations for all of us to keep our connection (…) in this way our intention and mindset are the same, and then no matter the distance and time – they will not separate us